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Beth Shalom in Brandon offers Jewish health seminar


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BRANDON — Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon, 706 Bryan Road, will present four free health seminars regarding issues relevant to the Jewish community.

“What’s in Your Genes?” will be presented by Dr. Parul Jayakar, director of cytogenetics and laboratory and section director of neurogenetics/metabolism at Miami Children’s Hospital’s Division of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Jayakar is with the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases at Miami Children’s Hospital. People who want to attend this session should indicate their intention to niewdnarb@yahoo.com.

Dr. Lawrence Floriani of Tarpon Springs, a board certified orthopedic surgeon, will talk about the Affordable Health Care Act at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. Floriani, Florida deputy director with Doctors for America, will explain why health care coverage is good medicine. He and approximately 16,000 other U.S. doctors and medical students in the Doctors for America movement educate the public about the need for access to affordable, high-quality health care for everyone.

LifePath Hospice’s community representative, Sue Pagano of Tampa, will talk about a holistic approach to end-of-life care for people with chronic diseases at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Meghan Sherman Caldwell of Tampa, a certified genetic counselor at Moffitt Cancer Center, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, about genetic predispositions to certain cancers, particularly breast, ovarian and colon cancers.

For information, contact Janice Perelman, Beth Shalom’s adult education chairwoman, at (813) 571-2029 or chinadolljp@verizon.net.

Send news of community interest to Barbara Routen at Neighbors@tampabay.rr.com.

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